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Today Current Affairs 18 April 2020

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National News

‘Cghaat’ website by Chhattisgarh govt to provide home delivery services

  • The Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Shri Bhupesh Baghel has commenced a new website named as ‘Cghaat’. this website will provide service of home delivery of fruits and vegetables during the nation lockdown. Chhattisgarh government’s agency Chips has developed and designed the Cghaat website.

About Chhattisgarh :
Founded: 1 November 2000
Governor: Anusuiya Uikey
Chief minister: Bhupesh Baghel

Kisan Rath Mobile App

The Agriculture Ministry has commenced a new mobile app for farmers called as Kisan Rath Mobile App. the main purpose of this app is to ensure facilitate transportation of food grains, and the National Informatics Centre develops it. Read More

Banking & Business Related News

RBI states measures to mitigate impact of COVID-19

  • The Reserve Bank of India has stated about measures to mitigate the effect of COVID-19. and RBI take decision to reduce repo rate by 25 basis points from 4% to 3.75% with immediate effect. on the other hand, policy repo rate, MSF rate and the Bank rate will unchange.

About Reserve Bank of India (RBI) :
Governor: Shaktikanta Das Trending
Bank rate: 4.40%
Interest on reserves: 4.00% (market determined)
Headquarters: Mumbai
Founder: British Raj
Founded: 1 April 1935, Kolkata

Appointments News

 Viswanathan Anand as WWF India ambassador

  • WWF (World Wide Fund) India has chosen World chess champion Viswanathan Anand for its next ambassador for the environmental education program. Viswanathan Anand will support for conservation and protection of the environment.

BSNL’s CMD PK Purwar receive an additional charge of MTNL

  • The Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL)’s chairman and managing director has received an additional charge as CMD of Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Limited (MTNL).

About Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) :
CEO: Pravin Kumar Purwar
Headquarters: New Delhi
Established Year : 15 September 2000

About Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Limited (MTNL) :
Headquarters: New Delhi
CEO: Sunil Kumar
Established Year : 1 April 1986.

Due to corruption investigation, IWF chief Tamas Ajan takes his resign later

  • Due to corruption and doping violations, IWF President Tamas Ajan had to resign from his post. now, American Ursula Papandrea will direct the federation as Acting President.

About International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) :
Headquarters location: Budapest, Hungary
President: Tamás Aján
Founded: 1905

Science And Technology

CeNS makes a sensor for heavy metal detection in water

  • the Centre for Nano and Soft Matter Sciences (CeNS) has been successful to make a compact and portable solid-state sensor that can be used for detecting the heavy metal ions in water. The solid-state sensor is a kind of portable device that would be used in onsite detection of heavy metals ions in water in remote areas. heavy metal ions are such as lead, mercury and cadmium

Sports News

IPL 2020 suspends due to impact of Covid-19

  • Due to coronavirus pandemic and lockdown, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has suspended Indian Premier League (IPL). when the conditions will be ok, then BCCI will organize IPL. before this notification, The IPL was to be organized from 29 March 2020 to 24 May 2020. however, after getting coronavirus positive cases across the country, BCCI delayed IPL till April 15.

About BCCI :
Secretary : Jay Shah
Headquarters : Mumbai
Vice presiden : Mahim Verma
Founded year : December 1928
Women’s Team coach: W. V. Raman
Presidents : C.K. Khanna, Sourav Ganguly

Hangzhou Asian Para Games 2020

  • China is going to organize Hangzhou 2022 Asian Para Games from 9 October 2022 to 15 October 2022. this will the fourth edition of Asian Para Games that will be held in china. 22 sports have been included in Asian Para Games and Taekwondo and Para-Canoe games will debut.

About China :
Capital: Beijing
Currency: Renminbi
President: Xi Jinping


Freedom fighter R V Bhuskute passes away

  • The Indian Freedom fighter R V Bhuskute has taken his last breath. during the Quit India Movement, he had joined that Movement. along with it, R V Bhuskute wrote down various book which was based on land laws and he functioned for the bonded labourers’s release and rehabilitation in tribal areas of the state.

NFL Hall of Famer Willie Davis passes away

  • The famous ex football player from America Willie Davis has passed away. in the year of 1981, he was selected into the National Football League’s (NFL) Pro Football Hall of Fame. after that, he got achievement to be first African-American captain in Green Bay Packers’ history in 1965. during his carrier, he had played 12 seasons in the National Football League (NFL) and played for the Cleveland Browns (1958-59) and the Green Bay Packers (1960-69).

Important Days

World Heritage Day (International Day For Monuments and Sites)

  • The International Day For Monuments and Sites is also considered as World Heritage Day. this day comes on 18th april every year. it aims to spread awareness among preserving the human heritage and efforts required to conserve the monuments and national heritage.

World Heritage Day History – On 18th April 1982, the International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS) proposed The International Day for Monuments and Sites. after one year, the General Assembly of UNESCO accepted approval in 1983.

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Today Current Affairs 18 April 2020

Q.1 What is Cghaat?

Cghaatis a website which was commenced by the government of Chhattisgarh state. it main objective is to delivery of fruits and vegetables during the nation lockdown.

Q.2 Why World Heritage Day considered in the world?

World Heritage Day is considered every year by people on 18th April. it main purpose is to spread awareness among preserving the human heritage and efforts required to conserve the monuments and national heritage.


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